Time To Cut The Cord?
Today on the HOM Morning show, Anna and I had a discussion about how more and more people who are saying goodbye to cable TV.
When I moved here four months ago, I decided to not immediately sign up for cable, and just use internet, Netflix, and Hulu. And I've miraculously lived to tell you about it.
Up until recently, there had been cable in the home that I live for my entire life. There was a time that I couldn't even imagine life without it.
But with video becoming more easily accessible via the internet in recent years, it's made many people rethink paying a cable bill which seems to get more and more expensive as time goes by.
The past four months haven't been too bad. I don't get a whole lot of time to watch TV anyway, so it's not such a big deal. There are certain things that I do miss though. For example, one of my favorite shows, Survivor, is not available through Hulu. Neither is The Walking Dead. And live sports isn't available through the streaming services that I have either.
But is it worth the $100, for some closer to $200, every month? I feel like I've found better ways to spend that money.
Several people called in today saying that they get local TV for free with an antenna. I tried that, and unfortunately it didn't work...probably due to the positioning of the house that I live in and direction of the windows.
It's amazing to me that something that was a staple in so many homes for so many years is now optional for many people.